Shock recall kicks Boks to Lions series victory

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South Africa won the bid against the British and Irish Lions 2-1 aft winning a gripping 3rd Test 19-16 with a 79th-minute punishment by Morne Steyn connected Saturday (Sunday AEST).

Steyn clinched their past bid successful 2009 with a punishment and was seemingly recalled to haunt the Lions successful different bid decider. He hadn't played a Test since 2016.

But his acquisition and temperament came to the fore aft being sent connected successful the 65th infinitesimal for flyhalf Handre Pollard, who had missed 2 consecutive penalties.

Siya Kolisi of South Africa lifts the bid trophy pursuing triumph successful the 3rd Test implicit the Lions. (Getty)

Steyn tied the people with his archetypal punishment footwear and aft Finn Russell levelled for the Lions successful the 75th with his 3rd punishment kick, they conceded a punishment nether unit successful the 78th wrong kicking distance.

Scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies had a unreserved of humor with a speedy pat but referee Mathieu Raynal brought him backmost for not tapping from the punishment spot.

Steyn coolly slotted the 34m winning shot.

Morne Steyn of South Africa kicks the match-winning punishment during the 3rd Test against the Lions. (Getty)

The Lions deservedly led astatine half-time 10-6 aft their 2nd effort of the series, but South Africa went up with a converted effort by Cheslin Kolbe. Russell and Steyn traded penalties to permission the Boks successful beforehand astatine 16-13.

The Lions had different kickable punishment soon aft but elected to spell for a try, not funny successful drafting a bid arsenic they did successful New Zealand 4 years ago. But replacement prop Mako Vunipola was held up implicit the enactment past South Africa received a relieving scrum penalty.

The Lions failed for the archetypal clip to triumph a bid successful South Africa aft winning the archetypal Test.

Courtney Lawes of British and Irish Lions wins a lineout shot during the 3rd Test against the Springboks. (Getty)

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